Hibs boss Neil Lennon confirms Chris Humphrey deal from Preston following Falkirk victory

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Hibs head coach Neil Lennon all but confirmed the signing of former Motherwell winger Chris Humphrey after watching his team come from behind to beat Falkirk 2-1.

The 29-year-old looks set to join the Leith outfit on a deal until the end of the season after being released at Preston North End following only seven Championship starts for the English club this season.

Lennon said: “I think that’s done and he should be in on Monday. It’s done until the end of the season and we’ll review it after that.

“He’s got pace and I think sometimes we miss that.”

Lennon was left smiling at Falkirk after Kris Commons’s thunderdous 87th minute free-kick sent the Easter Road side back to the Championship summit after Jason Cummings cancelled out Bairns midfielder Craig Sibbald’s 15th minute opener.

“He was the only man I wanted on the free-kick,” said Lennon, who lauded a ‘big, big win’.

“He’s got that power and quality and I don’t think Danny Rogers had a chance.

“I think it went through his arms at probably 80 miles per hour. To get it up and with that velocity is a skill in itself.

“It’s a relief for him to get off the mark, we know he is not a 100 per cent fit but he is a difference. Sometimes he see things and he’s got that quality.

“It was a hard fought win and I think we deserved it on chances alone.”

 

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